SteelSeries announced today that they have a new contender in the gaming mouse world called the Rival 5. It is designed to be useful to gamers in all genres and on every level of competitiveness. Rival 5 is a budget friendly mouse that seems to provide everything you’ll need in both quality and functionality from a middle of the road peripheral. It’s not one of those over the top peripherals chalk full of features you’ll rarely need. It does, however, follow the fashion and has customizable lightning effects to impress your friends.
SteelSeries Rival 5 Features
Rival 5 has nine programmable buttons. Five of them are on the side and are useful for Fortinte building as well as MMO and MOBA skill activations. Buttons use the next-gen Golden Micro IP54 switches that are rated at 80M clicks. They also should help with accidental double clicks and are resistant to water and dust. Accidental beverage spillage should not be your mouse killer this time. It uses the TrueMove Air precision optical gaming sensor which has 18000 CPI, 400 IPS and 40G acceleration tracking along with true 1-to-1 tracking. This tracking helps more precise movement in your game as you drag it across your mousepad. It should help you both frantically move your mouse all over the place or make precision placements without much trouble.
SteelSeries Rival 5 seems to have a very down to earth design. Ergonomics look to be just right and it weighs only 85 grams. It also features a soft cable SteelSeries calls a super mesh cable. Due to its lightness it should make your mouse movements that much effortless and smooth. Rival 5’s is priced at €69.99 and you’ll be getting a mouse that has all the tech and features that should be enough to satisfy competitive e-sports enthusiast with a design and price that is acceptable to those of us that just enjoy playing video games. You can check out the official SteelSeries Rival 5 presentation here.